I was gabbing with these two guys about some laptops at work today, normal stuff. I notice one of them has a Java hat on, so I ask him if he's a developer. Turns out they're both reps from Sun! We schmooze for a while longer and start talking software. We got on the subject of how expensive M$ software was [$299 for XP Pro, $490 for Office]. One of the guys, Tom, remarks how the new version of StarOffice is not only cheaper [$75], but FULLY compatible with the latest from Microsoft. He then proceeded to give me a free copy! I just installed it, and I'm impressed. It's as easy to use/intuitive as M$.